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Tag, You’re It!

Tag, You’re It!

Maddie Burke, Midlo Scoop Staff

September 19, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

On the morning of Saturday, September 16, 2017, Midlothian color guards, dancers, and band students gathered to begin Tag Day, their largest fundraiser of the year. The open commons brimmed with students dressed in uniform, eager to get out on the streets. In preparation, everyone gathered around tab...

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

The percussion class, under the direction of Chris Thomas, truly takes on a separate entity from the rest of the music department. On Tuesday, May 16, the percussion class put on their annual showcase, consisting of three pieces, the main one being Frankenstein, by The Edgar Winter Group. Each person in the ensemble ac...

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

As soon as the curtains open to any musical, the audience hears music but automatically searches for the actors. Most of the time, those behind the curtains, in between the props, or at the back of the stage, feel content to let the actors take the spotlight, but those behind the scenes of production...

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Mr. Gordon Rawls and Jake Petrillo

March 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Band.  With their Superior Rating on the Saturday, March 11, State Concert Band Assessment, combined with the Superior Rating received by the Trojan Marching Band in October,  they have completed their 19th total and 3rd consecutive VBODA Commonwealth of Virginia ...

Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined

Jake Petrillo and Mr. Gordon Rawls

February 27, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to bassoonist Matthew Tignor, trombonist Paul Covert, and clarinetist Ketki Morabkar for outstanding showings at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra auditions on Saturday.  The chance to try out is an accomplishment in itself. All three scored very well, and Tignor, selected to the...

Dueling Guitars

Dueling Guitars

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Student Life

On February 11th, James River High School hosted a Battle of the Bands to raise money for its music program. Friends, family, and curious members of the community came to the JRHS auditorium to watch bands compete. Performers were split by amateur and professional. Each band in the professional cate...

On The Road to Districts

On The Road to Districts

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

On Saturday, January 14th, L.C. Byrd High School hosted auditions for the 2017 VBODA District 3 All-District Band. Twelve Midlothian High School band students auditioned, and nine were selected for this year's All-District Bands.  FIVE of those were selected to the top Band, and THREE of those placed...

Groovin’ into the Holiday Spirit

Groovin’ into the Holiday Spirit

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

During second period on Thursday, December 8th, 2016, students excitedly piled into the auditorium for the annual Winter Concert to hear holiday favorites, provided by the band, orchestra, and chorus students. Chorus students dressed in holiday attire, as orchestra and band students adorned their ins...

Matthew Tignor: Band Extraordinaire

Matthew Tignor: Band Extraordinaire

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

The Trojan Marching Band remains as one of Midlothian High School’s most traditional institutions. To date, it has achieved the title of honor band eighteen times and works harder every week toward a nineteenth. As part of the music department, the band contributed largely in the seven-time recognition o...

Trojans Ignite the Field

Trojans Ignite the Field

Sydney Van Horn and Lara Ann Douglas

October 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

With Homecoming festivities dwindling down, Hurricane Matthew was on the rise, but the storm held off long enough for the Trojans to play their Homecoming football game against the Manchester Lancers on October 9th. Once the Homecoming parade commenced and the elaborate floats made their way off the t...

Endless Talent

Endless Talent

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under A & E, News from the Classroom

During second period on Friday, May 27th, the students of Midlothian High School witnessed magic performed by the choral and band students. The students walked inside of the auditorium and were immediately greeted with the lovely sounds of Midlo’s own talented students.  The assembly began as Midlo...

Paul Covert Selected for All-County Jazz Band

Paul Covert Selected for All-County Jazz Band

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under A & E

1) What inspired you to join Jazz Band? I really like music, and it has always been my passion. I decided to join Jazz Band to expand my music library and immerse myself in the world of jazz music.  Joining Jazz Band was by far one of the best decisions I have made in my life. 2) What kind of...

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